The Ruderman Seal

The Ruderman Seal

November 14, 2019 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

The Ruderman Seal of Approval for Authentic Representation is awarded to television or feature film projects featuring actors with disabilities in substantial speaking roles, and has been conceived as the premier recognition for those in the entertainment creative community who show the commitment toward full inclusiveness in popular culture. The Seal will be awarded when productions meet two simple, specific, highly achievable, criteria:

  1. The Seal is awarded to television shows and movies that feature actors with disabilities with a speaking role of at least five lines;
  2. These productions must be in, or on the verge of, general release.

Awardees of the Seal are:

  1. May 2019: Netflix’s “Special” and “The OA”, NBC’s “Speechless”, CBS’ “NCIS: New Orleans”
  2. July 2019: Hulu’s “Ramy”, SundanceTV’s “This Close”, Roadside Attractions’ “The Peanut Butter Falcon”, and Music Box Films’ “Give Me Liberty”
  3. November 2019: Netflix’s “Rasing Dion” and “Tales of the City”, ABC’s “General Hospital”, BBC’s/HBO’s “Years and Years”, and Audience’s “Loudermilk”

Watch Sammi Haney, who plays Esperanza on “Raising Dion” announce the November 2019 Seal awardees, and discuss why authentic representation on screen is so important. Click here for the video description. :

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